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Beyond the Classroom Blog
My visit to Chaparral High School reminded me that for some kids, even Main Street looks like a dream destination -- and they don't have the bus fare to get there.
Even while she was recovering from breast cancer, Brenda Middleton was taking care of her students.
What I've found over the years is that problems -- and solutions -- often look quite different on the periphery.